Chicago Department of Transportation Announces New Mobility Collaborative
Public forum aimed at creating a safer, more equitable transportation system
Erica Schroeder 312.744.0707 | Erica.Schroeder@cityofchicago.org
Chicago – The Chicago Department of Transportation (CDOT) today announced the launch of the Chicago Mobility Collaborative (CMC), a new public forum related to walking, biking, transit, public space, mobility justice, and accessibility. Four times a year CMC will bring residents and community organizations together with CDOT to help build a safer, equitable, and more accessible transportation system for everyone. The inaugural meeting will take place on Thursday, June 30.
“The Chicago Mobility Collaborative will provide a new opportunity for conversation and collaboration with CDOT to build a better and more inclusive transportation network,” said Gia Biagi, Commissioner of the Chicago Department of Transportation. “Chicago is a multi-modal city and that is what this collaborative will represent. Whether you primarily get around by walking, biking, taking transit, or anything in between, we look forward to working together to make a safer, better-connected city.”
The development of the CMC is guided by CDOT’s Strategic Plan for Transportation and incorporates feedback from community groups, transportation advocates, and other stakeholders in Chicago. While prior transportation advisory committees have focused on single issues, the CMC hopes to bring a diverse ecosystem of advocates to look at our infrastructure system comprehensively. By drawing on the Mayor’s Bicycle Advisory Council (MBAC), Mayor’s Pedestrian Advisory Council (MPAC), and the Vision Zero Advocacy Group, the CMC will be positioned to address overlapping and interdependent goals and concerns.
The 2022 meeting schedule is as follows:
- Thursday, June 30, 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM (virtual meeting)
- Thursday, Sept. 29, 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM
- Thursday, Dec. 8, 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM
To learn more about the meeting and confirm your attendance please RSVP here: bit.ly/junemobilitycollaborative